Asteroid 7 Iris
Asteroid 7 Iris is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 7 Iris is 11h 54m 03s and the Declination is -03° 40’ 27” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 7 Iris is 10.79 (JPL).
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Asteroid 7 Iris Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 7 Iris finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 7 Iris is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Asteroid 7 Iris Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 7 Iris from Earth is currently 552,927,887 kilometers, equivalent to 3.696095 Astronomical Units. Light takes 30 minutes and 44.3689 seconds to travel from Asteroid 7 Iris and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 7 Iris from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 7 Iris from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 7 Iris to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 7 Iris to Earth happens on Wed Nov 4 2076 at a distance of 0.848369 Astronomical Units, or 126,914,159 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 7 Iris brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 7 Iris, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.
Asteroid 7 Iris rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 7 Iris touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Asteroid 7 Iris Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 7 Iris. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Sideral Rotation||7.1390 hours||0.2983|
Asteroid 7 Iris 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 7 Iris computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 7 Iris in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2022 Sep 17||11h 42m 14s||-02° 24’ 17”||10.79||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 18||11h 43m 45s||-02° 34’ 08”||10.79||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 19||11h 45m 18s||-02° 43’ 58”||10.78||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 20||11h 46m 50s||-02° 53’ 48”||10.78||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 21||11h 48m 20s||-03° 03’ 38”||10.77||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 22||11h 49m 53s||-03° 13’ 30”||10.77||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 23||11h 51m 24s||-03° 23’ 21”||10.78||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 24||11h 52m 55s||-03° 33’ 11”||10.78||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 25||11h 54m 28s||-03° 43’ 01”||10.79||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 26||11h 55m 59s||-03° 52’ 51”||10.80||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 27||11h 57m 30s||-04° 02’ 41”||10.81||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 28||11h 59m 02s||-04° 12’ 32”||10.82||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 29||12h 00m 33s||-04° 22’ 22”||10.83||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 30||12h 02m 03s||-04° 32’ 11”||10.84||Virgo|